Peak Season: March 1st to November 30th, opening time is from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and ticket price is CNY 258 Yuan per person. Ticket office closes at 4:30 pm.
Off Season: December 1st to February 28th of the following year, opening time is from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, ticket price is CNY 225 Yuan per person. Ticket office closes at 4:30 pm.
Ticket includes: entry fee to Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, charges of cable car and environmentally friendly sightseeing bus services and the insurance fee.
Ticket excludes: service charge of 5-segment tunnel escalator which is CNY 33 Yuan per person; service charge of mini cable car running around the old growth forest on the mountaintop, which is CNY 25 Yuan per person and the fee for renting shoe cover to walk on the glass skywalk that costs CNY 5 Yuan per person.
☝ The Heaven's Gate in the Sea of Clouds
Is there only one way to heaven? You actually have 3 routes and 2 lines to get to the heaven's gate on Tianmen Mountain. Route A uses the cable car from the downtown to go uphill and use Tianmen Cave express cable car to go downhill to the park gate; Route B uses Tianmen Cave express cable from the gate of the park to go uphill and uses the cable car downhill to the downtown from the mountaintop; route C uses Tianmen Cave Express cable car for round trip; Line 1 uses the cable car to go from the downtown to the mountaintop and uses the sightseeing bus to go downhill from the Cave Square to the entrance ate; Line 2 uses sightseeing bus to go from the entrance gate of the park to the Cave Square and uses cable car to go from the mountaintop to the downtown.
☝ Tianmen Mountain in the sea of clouds
To book tickets, in addition to indicating the date of the tour and the number of tickets needed, travelers should also specify the route or line and time period for entering the park. According to past experience, it is recommended for visitors to enter the park as early as possible. Otherwise, you can most likely see many tourists crowding in the park and find it troublesome to catch buses, cable cars or even take photos in crowded space, and that's apparently not the experience a visitor would like to have. Tianmen Mountain has lots of tourists, it is recommended to book tickets at least 3-5 days in advance to be able to select the preferred route and time slot, except you are traveling in winter when tickets are usually available. To manage the tourist flow effectively and to avoid exceeding the maximum tourism carrying capacity, the management department of Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area adopts the method of diverging visitors into different groups by arranging them with different entering times. Visitors must check in at the time of the slot written on the ticket to be able to enter the park. Tickets for some certain time slots are very popular and they can sold out very quickly, that's why we advise people who have tight travel schedules to book tickets in advance. The first time slot: 07: 30-09: 00; The second time slot: 09: 00-10: 00; The third time slot: 10: 00-11: 00; The fourth time slot: 11: 00-12: 00; The fifth time slot: 12: 00-13: 00; The sixth time slot: 13: 00-14: 00; The seventh time slot: 14: 00-15: 00; The eighth time slot: 15: 00-16: 00; The ninth time slot: 16: 00-16: 30.
☝ the Plank Road of Tianmen Mountain in the Sunset
Children who are below 120 cm in height and do not occupy seats are exempted from paying for the tickets; children who are under 14 years of age with less than 150 cm in height, seniors who are 65 years old and above, soldiers and disabled persons are all exempted from paying the entry fee while CNY 92 Yuan is required each of them for transportation fee; Youths who are 14 years old (including 14 years old) to 18 years old, students in domestic universities or colleges and seniors who are aged 60 years old to 65 years old can enjoy a discounted fare at CNY 130 Yuan, including CNY 92 Yuan for transportation and CNY 38 Yuan for entry. Discounted tickets are not sold online and you will have to purchase them on the spot from the ticket window.
☝ Tianmen Temple on the Peak Overlooking the Whole Mountain
Visitors entering Tianmen Mountain Park, please consciously follow the requirements of the scenic area and open the carry-on items, including backpacks, handbags, etc. for security inspection when necessary.
The cliff-clinging glass skywalk and the ghost valley skywalk on the mountaintop are quite thrilling. Visitors who have high blood pressure, heart disease, acrophobia and other diseases that make them not suitable for high-altitude activities are not suggested to go.
Since there are large forest area in the scenic area, smoking is strictly prohibited inside Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park.